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The next COVID-19 coding update: More like a planned emergency?

October 2nd, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

Hopefully October 1 came and went for you as normally as could be expected—considering we are beginning fiscal year 2021 during the biggest health care emergency of our lifetimes. Typically, […]

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Could COVID-19 cause a compliance nightmare?

August 10th, 2020 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Sometimes I think I read way too much about the novel coronavirus. The more we learn about the virus, the more twists and turns are uncovered. Apparently, antibodies don’t necessarily […]

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Diabetes: What is our breaking point?

July 27th, 2020 / By Katie Christensen

Diabetes is an epidemic and it’s getting worse. “The prevalence of diabetes (type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes) will increase by 54% to more than 54.9 million Americans between […]

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COVID-19 conversations: Herd immunity versus vaccination

July 22nd, 2020 / By Precious Porter, RN, BSN

It has been 20 weeks since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. People have been getting a bit stir-crazy with the social […]

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What my son’s broken arm taught me about a Boston hospital’s preparedness during COVID-19

July 17th, 2020 / By Jean Jones, CPC

There are cartoons circulating online that show parents begging their children not to get hurt out of fear of going to the hospital. I thought they were funny and never […]

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Telehealth regulations: Beyond the public health emergency

July 13th, 2020 / By Colleen Deighan, RHIA

Telemedicine is not new – it’s been around for about 40 years, according to the American Telemedicine Association, founded in 1993. Telemedicine, in a nutshell, is the use of technology […]

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Bridging the health care inequality divide: Pandemic solutions

July 1st, 2020 / By Melissa Clarke, MD

Today’s blog is co-authored by Angela Diop, ND, CHCIO, and Andrew Robie, MD, of Unity Health Care in Washington DC. Dr. Robie is Chief Medical Information Officer and a family […]

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Imagining a post-pandemic world

May 29th, 2020 / By Katie Christensen

Our world has been turned upside down, our economy is struggling, and many are sheltering in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, causing us to interact differently with loved ones and […]

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COVID-19, surprise billing and the cost of care

May 20th, 2020 / By Steve Delaronde

The fear of expensive medical bills is an ongoing impediment for patients seeking healthcare services and has only been compounded amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 18, 2020, the Families […]

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Cytokines: Friend or foe?

May 11th, 2020 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

I hope this blog finds you and your loved ones safe and well. One of the most frustrating aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is dealing with the unknown. Our understanding […]

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Clinical documentation integrity in the time of COVID-19

May 4th, 2020 / By Julie Salomon, BSN, RN

The healthcare landscape has changed drastically over the last few months. How should a Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) carry on while physicians are on the battlefield fighting an invisible, unpredictable […]

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Inequality as a risk factor for COVID-19

April 29th, 2020 / By Melissa Clarke, MD

Anyone can get infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. However, early data from China, available since February, revealed that COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths predominate for certain groups [i]. […]